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Pallet Town (Japanese: マサラタウン Masara Town) is where players of Generation I games, as well as several other notable trainers, start their Pokémon journeys in Kanto. It is based on Machida, Tokyo, Satoshi Tajiri's hometown; but its location on the map better corresponds to somewhere in the Shizuoka Prefecture.
The town in the video games is located in western Kanto, nestled between Route 1 to the north and Route 21, a water route, to the south.
Places of interest
Professor Oak's Lab
- Main article: Professor Oak's Laboratory
In the southeast corner of town is Professor Oak's Lab. Here, Pokémon trainers just beginning their quest can receive either a Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle from Professor Oak. The exception to this was for Ash Ketchum, who got Pikachu from Oak because he woke up late the day he was supposed to get his Trainer's License.
Fire Red/Leaf Green
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In the Pokémon Special manga
In the Red, Green & Blue chapter Pallet Town is visited in the rounds Glimpse of the Glow, Bulbasaur, Come Home! and The Secret of Kangaskhan for being the hometown of the main character Red and the place where Professor Oak's Laboratory is located. The town also has a forest where Red and Green sees a Mew. Later, the entire townspeople are kidnapped and held hostage in Silph Co. Near the end of the series, it is revealed that Blue also was born in Pallet Town.
In the FRLG chapter of Special, Red and Green are attacked by a Deoxys here.
- Aside from Ash Ketchum, other notable trainers who have left Pallet Town include Gary Oak, Gilbert, Red and Green. In the Pokémon Special manga, Pallet Town is famous for being the hometown of many great trainers, including Professor Oak.
- The town's motto is a reference to the color-named cities of Kanto.
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